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qwallath

Qwallath

Hi, I'm Oscar, a historical linguist from the Netherlands who also likes to write about music, games, and history. Check out my longer blog posts and other writings on Sub Specie.

Currently reading

Purity and Danger: An Analysis of Concepts of Pollution and Taboo
Mary Douglas
Signs: an Introduction to Semiotics
Thomas A. Sebeok, Marcel Danesi
Language and Space
Lynn Nadel, Mary A. Peterson, Paul Bloom

Chasm City (Gollancz S.F.)

Chasm City (Revelation Space, Standalone) - Alastair Reynolds This was my first encounter with Reynolds, picking up this book second hand as part of my ongoing quest of exploring science fiction.

It turns out Chasm City was a very pleasant read, and Reynolds an interesting writer. The main assets of the book were the dark, gritty setting and the pace of the story. Also interesting were the moral problems and implications of being able to transplant memories and identities. This was the driving force behind the story.

I'll keep an eye out for his other works.